Every Zoo Has Wild Animals… And They All Know Kung-Fu in WizKids’ New Game, Kung-Fu Zoo! Now Available!
March 21, 2018
Hillside, NJ – March 21, 2018 WizKids is excited to announce the release of the dice-flicking dexterity game, Kung-Fu Zoo! Designed by Charlie Price, players take turns flicking their animal dice into the arena with the goal of knocking their opponent(s) onto their backs and stunning them, or into their cages.

The dice in Kung-Fu Zoo are designed to look like the animals they represent. Each one shows the head, sides, back, tail, and feet of each of the four animals that come with the game – Elephant, Cheetah, Gorilla, and Zebra. In addition to looking cool, the sides also play into the mechanics of the game; like determining how many points you score, or where an animal can be flicked from.

There are two ways to play: Cage Battle and Points Battle. Cage Battle is the main way to play, where players take turns flicking dice and working toward being the last animal standing. The outer edge is called the Rail; that’s where animals are flicked from. One at a time, animals start at one of the four indented dots along the rail, and get flicked into the arena. A player will need to ricochet their dice off the sides of the arena before hitting an opponent into one of the cage holes. If successful, they get another turn.

After all dice have been launched into the field, players are allowed to pick up one die and shoot again. Animals showing their back, a side, or tail are flicked from one of the four dots. A head up animal is able to be flicked anywhere on the rail, while feet up is stunned and unable to be flicked. In addition to that, the animals gain special abilities. Only able to be used once per game, these are unique techniques that could help turn the tides of battle. Zebras kick up dirt into an opponent’s face, causing them to close their eyes before shooting. Cheetahs can run to a different spot, Elephants can be flicked from inside the arena, and Gorillas can jump off other Gorillas.

The second game type is Points Battle. For this game, players shoot all four of their dice, one at a time, from one of the four dots. After all dice have been flicked, players add up points based on the top sides of the dice. Head up is worth 5 points, while feet up is only worth 2. Simply add up the points, and whoever has the most wins!

Kung-Fu Zoo is a game that can be enjoyed by all ages and skill levels. It’s quick to learn, quick to play, and the perfect addition to any board game collection. Priced at $29.99, be sure to visit your Friendly Local Game Store and pick up your copy today!

For more information, visit: https://wizkids.com/kung-fu-zoo/

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Time.com, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post, CNN.com, AssociatedPress.com Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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